Director: Kevin Willmott
Writer(s): Kevin Willmott
Cast: Trey Byers, Kevin Willmott, Tosin Morohunfola
It’s 1939 and black leaders W.E.B. DuBois and George Washington Carver decide that segregated America is no place for African Americans, so they devise a secret plot to solve the “Negro Problem” by way of a rocket ship to Mars. Carrying an improbable crew of three, the spacecraft vaults into a time warp, landing its brave scientist-astronauts in modern day Kansas City. And, though the astonished explorers discover developments like young men with drooping pants and the election of a black president, DESTINATION: PLANET NEGRO! reveals that things may not have changed as much as we think they have.
Written and directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman) featuring Trey Byers (Empire), Kevin Willmott, Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi), Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans), Keith Loneker (Lakeview Terrace), former NBA/Cleveland Cavaliers player Scot Pollard, and Sean Delijuan as Reverend Jones.